The Blunt Truth Ohio Kevin Sabet Tour

From: RobRyan
Sent on: Friday, March 1, 2013 7:33 AM
I went to the Cincinnati's Marijuana Blunt Truth that was touring thru Ohio.
Cleveland is today, and we have NORML representatives that will be there and
fore armed/warned on some of the so called "Truths" they will hear and how
to best challenge Sabet and his crew.  I have included the Bios of the
speakers and panelist from the Cincinnati event and a handout I created and
gave out.  We had a recent shooting of a high school student  in a marijuana
buy that went bad.

The sound bite I used at the meeting went something like this "Marijuana the
Blunt truth? Are we are going to learn the truth why the government defines
marijuana as schedule 1 drug that is deadly, addictive and with no medical
use?"  That caught people's attention.

It was interesting to have some  members of the county's Alcohol/Drug board
come over and welcome me.  They said they were glad I was there.  Last year
I gave a presentation to the group and about 1/3 actually came out and said
we should just legalize marijuana.  There is quite a divide in that group
between the Prevention and Treatment members.  I provided a couple copies of
some of the Drug War Facts books that I brought with me to those board
members.  There were a few that was outright hostile to me after learning
that I was their opposition.  You can't win them all, but it valuable to
turn "Hell No" to a quiet "no".

There was no audience questions allowed during the presentation, just
pre-selected question submitted during the registration process.  None of my
question were asked (not really a surprise).  I did get to talk to the
various panel member during the break and Sabet at the end.  He is slick,
but not perfect.  In his presentation he made a rather interesting omission
about scheduling.  He only covered two of the three elements of schedule one
definition.  I asked him about the third test (safe use) and he tried to say
only the addictive nature and no medical use are important, but I pressed
back with the facts and stressed that safety of use was a factor and used my
sound bite above.  He wanted to change the subject.  Eventually he was taken
away by one of the organizers.


Rob Ryan, President
Miami Valley NORML
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Working to legalize marijuana in Ohio 
Serving the Greater  Cincinnati & Dayton area
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